New Soham Town Team enlists the help of Mr Pumpkin to make Soham Pumpkin Fair ‘the talk of the town’

Mark Williams, aka Mr Pumpkin, stopped by at Cafe Skylark to promote the 2016 Soham Pumpkin Fair.

Mark Williams, aka Mr Pumpkin, stopped by at Cafe Skylark to promote the 2016 Soham Pumpkin Fair. - Credit: Archant

The sight of a giant pumpkin wandering the streets of Soham can only mean one thing – the Soham Pumpkin Fair is just around the corner.

Mr Pumpkin has teamed up with the new Soham Town Team to promote the fair on September 24.

Mr Pumpkin has teamed up with the new Soham Town Team to promote the fair on September 24. - Credit: Archant

Mark Williams, otherwise known as Mr Pumpkin, has been spotted out and about in the town promoting the annual event which takes place at the Recreation Ground on Saturday September 25.

The Pumpkin Fair Chairman has been spreading the word to residents as part of the new Soham Town Team’s initiative to boost the reputation of the town as a fun and attractive place to visit.

Thousands of visitors flock to Soham every year for the festival, which is one of only six pumpkin fairs left in the UK.

The fair raises thousands of pounds for charity, and the Town Team is hoping for another successful year by inviting shops and businesses to dress their windows in an autumnal style in keeping with the fair.

Mr Pumpkin at the Soham Post Office.

Mr Pumpkin at the Soham Post Office. - Credit: Archant


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Councillor Carol Sennitt, chairman of Soham Town Team said: “The team will be working hard to encourage their fellow shopkeepers to put their creative hats on and make this launch event the talk of the town.”

As well as the usual giant pumpkin competition, which features squashes weighing up to whopping 300kg, this year’s event will include a fancy dress competition in the theme of Beatrix Potter, ferret racing and animals from the South Angle Farm.

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For more information, visit www.sohampumpkinfair.co.uk.

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